Known as the Great Chilean Earthquake; most powerful earthquake ever recorded. Historic earthquakes. The Great Kanto Earthquake, the worst in Japanese history, hit the Kanto plain around Tokyo in 1923 and resulted in the deaths of over 100,000 people. Hokkaido Earthquake In 1730, an 8.3-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s second largest island, Hokkaido, causing landslides, power outages, road damage, and … One of the worst earthquakes in modern history destroys Chinese city. Tsunamis caused deaths as far away as Hawaii and Japan. Earthquake names and magnitudes may differ slightly from what is currently in the ComCat Earthquake Catalog since the sources of each may be different. 1964: Anchorage, Alaska, United States: 125 9.2 Most powerful earthquake in U.S. history, known as the Good Friday Earthquake. Hokkaido is the northernmost island of Japan and the second largest. 1965 - April 29 Hokkaido (北海道 Hokkaidō) is Japan’s most northern region island and it’s closest prefecture neighbor is Aomori which is at the very northern part of the island of Honshu. Many parts of the country have experienced devastating earthquakes and tidal waves in the past. Its population has since risen to more than five million people. Also, the history displayed on this page defaults to the current date at UTC; please take this into consideration if you view this page and the day is either ahead or behind your local date. Damage estimates are about 311 million dollars. Much of Hokkaido remained in darkness last night, more than 18 hours after a powerful earthquake shook Japan’s northernmost island and cut power to all 2.95 million homes in the prefecture. The Hokkaido earthquake was the worst in Japan’s history for a long time. History. Hokkaido, Japan – History, Cities, Festivals, Food and more. Sapporo – The death toll from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked southern Hokkaido last week rose to 39, authorities said Sunday, as work to … Although there is mention of an earthquake in Yamato in what is now Nara Prefecture on August 23, 416, the first to be reliably documented took place in Nara prefecture on May 28, 599 during the reign of Empress Suiko, destroying buildings throughout Yamato province. Shook for 4–7 minutes. The Hokkaido earthquake struck at a magnitude of 8.3 on the Richter scale, leaving approximately 137,000 people dead. Hokkaido was first ‘stolen’ from the Ainu people and made as a Japanese land mass in 1869 right after the beginning of the Meiji period. A POWERFUL earthquake has rocked the city of Sapporo in northern Japan killing at least four people, just hours after large parts of the south of …